Looking Back/Looking Forward

You probably know that the word “January” derives from the name of Janus, the Roman god with two heads, one looking back to the past and one looking forward to …

Yoga and Aging, Part I: Menopause

Many people think of yoga as a pursuit for the young – picturing lithe elastic bodies twisting into seemingly impossible configurations. But yoga is not just about strengthening muscles and …

Yoga Winter Warmup

When I was a kid, in Kingston, New York, where winters are serious business, I had a fairly long walk to school. In an attempt to keep myself warm, or …

Light Practice for Dark Days

Have you noticed those holiday lights coming on earlier and earlier each year? There was a piece on my local news channel 12 about the Ridge Hill Shopping Center in …

Fall Focus

For many of us, the shortening days of this season signal an end to the relatively languid days of summer and a need to rev up for school, work, and …

Too hot for yoga?

Too hot to do yoga? When it’s hot and humid, it can be difficult to get motivated to do anything that requires movement. But yoga can actually help you cool …

Spring Cleaning

During the winter months, even a winter that has been as mild as this past one,  we tend to contract inward against the dark and the cold. I’ve spent many …

Holiday Bloat

I recently went on a campaign to try to eat more mindfully. Before I reach for seconds or grab the bag of trail mix, I try to ask myself – …

Got Foot Cramps?

Many of my students complain of foot cramps when they practice yoga. I have a few tricks you might like to increase circulation and work those parts of your foot …